Hello!! This is Ashley again...so excited to share all that’s happened with the Go Camp! What an exciting, stretching, humbling, encouraging and fun experience. Thank you for all of your prayers while we were away on outreach in Kajo Keji! The Lord met with us, used us, and blessed us! I believe the most significant way God used our team was by challenging the local church. None of us were really aware of how much we were being watched in the community. As we shared, prayed and served, the church was watching and people were talking. It wasn’t until our last day of ministry that a pastor of one of the local churches shared with our team about how God had been speaking to him personally as a pastor and challenging him and his church to do more. We pray for Pastor Justin and the other churches in Kajo Keji. May they take advantage of the opportunities to love and serve in their community, that they may be a light that brings people into relationship with Jesus.
It was amazing to see how God blossomed each of the students on outreach! In one way or another, every one stepped out in a new way, doing something they thought they never could or never would do. God really did prove that HE IS OUR STRENGTH in our weakness and that all things truly are possible through Him! God wants willing people and I really believe that it was because of the willingness amongst the team that God used and blessed us in our ministry as He did. Everyday when there was an opportunity to preach, teach, sing...several hands would raise and the students would say “pick me! I’ll do it!”...willing hearts.
HUT TO HUT
We walked through the villages of huts making up Kajo
Keji sitting with the people, learning their names, hearing their stories, encouraging them with the truth of the gospel and God’s Word and supporting them with prayer. Each time we would return to visit the families, we were met with more and more joy, love, and hope because of how Jesus had touched their hearts.
In the local prison, one of the students named Daniel preached on living in the light and living in the darkness. He spoke with so much love and passion, he cried as he prayed for the prisoners. After he was done, a crowd of men, feet shackled and broken came forward. One of the men fell to his knees as he silently prayed to his Jesus. Only the Lord knows our hearts but we can believe and pray for those men..their feet may be shackled within the walls of a prison but they are prisoners no more. They are free in Jesus. Amen.
While our team was in Kajo Keji, we met an elderly man named Joseph. We learned that God had recently healed him from an injury he suffered from many years earlier. The injury left him crippled and unable to even walk but, because of the Lord’s healing, Joseph could now walk again. It was still difficult and a struggle for him but he could walk. The family he was staying with decided he couldn’t stay with them anymore and that he needed to take care of himself. He was left with nowhere to live. Our team was excited to help build Joseph a home :) . We were able to make just under 2000 bricks for him and even though we needed to leave, the local church was challenged by our act of love and service to their neighbor and friend and promised to finish constructing Joseph’s new home.
We thank God for using us. All of the glory goes to God and we applaud Him for the work He has done. Many people’s lives were touched and changed by His love and we were honored to be a part of that.